‘Plantations are Not Forests’ Songwriter Sings from Personal Experience

A song by By Ajele Sunday, Nigerian artist. His community has suffered from land grabbing from oil palm companies. World Rainforest Movement (WRM) interviewed Sunday about the inspiration behind “Plantations Are Not Forests”. WRM: Can you please share… Read More

Secondary forests have short lifespans

Most don’t last long enough to provide habitat for many forest species (ST. LOUIS): Secondary forests, or forests that have regrown after agriculture use, only last an average of 20 years, according to a recently released scientific paper [open… Read More

Victory: UN Human Rights Council Adopting Peasant Rights Declaration in Geneva

(Geneva, September 28, 2018) Seventeen years of long and arduous negotiations later, peasants and other people working in rural areas are only a step away from having a UN Declaration that could defend and protect their rights to… Read More

EARTH WATCH RADIO: Pilot Taking To Sky To Monitor Post-Hurricane Pollution

This week’s Earth Watch guest on the Sojourner Truth Radio show was Forrest English, a riverkeeper for the Pamlico and Tar rivers in North Carolina who is using aircraft and drones to monitor the pollution that follows hurricanes like… Read More

BREAKING: Atlantic Coast Pipeline Construction in National Forests Halted

“Petitioners’ members recreate on and reside near land that will be harmed by the ACP, and a stay will prevent irreparable injury to their environmental, aesthetic, and recreational interests pending completion of the Court’s review”

Duke Energy Leaders Carry Blame for Hurricane Florence Devastation

By JIM WARREN Via Common Dreams The latest in a string of monster storms of recent years, Hurricane Florence punctuates the fact that the cost of climate pollution is accelerating.   Duke Energy executives bear much of the… Read More

Corporate powers, politicians push massive fracking buildout in Appalachia

A September 10 gas pipeline explosion in Beaver County, Pennsylvania is a stark reminder of some of the dangers posed by the massive pipeline and petrochemicals expansion across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. A new report by Food &… Read More

Dead End Road: The False Promises of Biofuels

Our partner organization, Biofuelwatch, has published its new in-depth report, “Dead End Road” on cellulosic biofuels, with an in-depth look at each of the commercial-scale facilities worldwide claimed to have been commissioned or operational since 2010. See this Executive… Read More

House Destroyed, Homes Evacuated After PA Pipeline Explosion

A gas pipeline explosion “sent flames shooting into the sky” in Center Township, Pa. on Monday morning, according to WPXI News. “A massive gas explosion shook parts of Beaver County early Monday, destroying a house, garages and multiple… Read More

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Telepress Conference

Community leaders and opponents of the the $6 billion, 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline project held a telepress conference with members of the media on Sept. 10. The conference was a collaboration between Global Justice Ecology Project, Friends of Buckingham… Read More